A popular Ke$sha song has been pulled from playlists following the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last week, according to AceShowbiz.
The singer’s hit song “Die Young” has experienced a sharp decline after the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. The song was reportedly number three on radio charts on December 14, the same day the shooting took place.
However, the song began tumbling drastically as the weekend wore on. By Monday, it was clear the song’s dip in popularity was directly related to the Newtown shooting.
Ke$sha previously described the tune as follows:
“It’s a celebration song, which I’m obviously known for writing those, but this one, the concept of it was to live each and every single day like it’s your last and to always remain having a youthful spirit no matter how old I get.”
TMZ reports radio stations began pulling the song from playlists in order to avoid offending any listeners. Although Ke$sha may see the song as a celebration, most folks might be offended by the title alone.
The website explained the last time a song dropped this drastically was when the Dixie Chicks were banned from country radio after coming out against President Bush.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ke$sha’s “Die Young” was number three on the Billboard Hot 100 charts prior to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. In the wake of this terrible tragedy, the song is rocketing towards the very bottom.
“My heart goes out deeply to the people of Newtown, Connecticut,” the singer said in a statement on Twitter.
Ke$sha certainly isn’t the only one who experienced some unexpected changes following the shooting. SyFy previously yanked an episode of Haven they felt was too violent, while FOX moved ahead with plans to scrap potentially offensive episodes of Family Guy and American Dad.
The official video for “Die Young” has been included below.
What do you think about the Ke$ha song being pulled from radio playlists? Do you think the song is offensive?